Postdoctoral Researcher on the European IANUS Project (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Updated: 2 months ago

  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 2,846 - € 4,490
  • Faculty of Science
  • Required background: PhD
  • Application deadline: 30 June 2022

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will support the inventory of extant knowledge of trust in science as part of a Horizon Europe project called IANUS (Inspiring and Anchoring Trust in Science, Research and Innovation).

Your research will contribute to a responsive and responsible approach to current issues related to trust and distrust in science, legitimacy and research, justified/unjustified distrust, etc., taking into account impacts of techno-scientific research such as on the value of life, naturalness, perceptions of safety in research, etc.

You will contribute to the IANUS project by interviewing representatives of past national and European projects on trust in science, mapping extant grey/white literature (project reports, academic literature, policy briefs, etc.) as well as participating in events and workshops. Your task will further consist of code signing an artistic methodology for discussions of trust in science in connection with sustainable innovation for the bio-based economy. Your reports will form the basis of the project's further research endeavours and it will form input for a scientific paper that you will be encouraged to author or co-author.

  • You have a background in ethics, science and technology studies, European science policy or a comparable discipline.
  • You have an interest in European science policy.
  • You have relevant expertise in the 'creative' commons of techno-science, the arts and the humanities.
  • You are able to facilitate contacts between academics and societal stakeholders.
  • Preferably, you are a postdoctoral researcher who is eager to publish critical academic material.
  • You are familiar with a pragmatic hands-on 'action research' approach.
  • You are interested in European science policy, as well as in the networks of institutes and partners involved in its making.

We are

The Institute for Science in Society  (ISiS) is part of the Faculty of Science  at Radboud University. ISiS hosts a variety of experts including philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists and interdisciplinary scientists with the aim to analyse, assess and improve the societal embedding of science and technology. We provide research and education for both undergraduate and graduate science students. Our research and education focuses on how actors - whether they are scientists, citizens, technology developers, or nature conservationists - understand the world around them and how such understanding can be improved to facilitate the addressing of complex issues in science and technology.

ISiS is part of Radboud University's Faculty of Science. ISiS provides an open academic culture of collaboration and mutual learning in which staff members are offered opportunities to learn and develop themselves. We are collaborative and inspiring rather than hierarchical, and consider research and teaching to be teamwork and a matter of shared responsibility.

Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
We offer
  • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,846 and a maximum of €4,490 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 16 months.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?

For questions about the position, please contact Laurens Landeweerd, Assistant Professor at +31 6 47 80 42 80 or .

Practical information and applications
You can apply until 30 June 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Laurens Landeweerd. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 July. You would preferably begin employment on 1 September.
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